81mm Mortar Carrier M21.

The M21 was very similar to the 81mm mortar carrier M4, but the machine gun and mortar have swapped positions in the passenger compartment, with the mortar now facing forward and near the front and the machine gun on a pedestal at the rear. The side stowage racks are not mounted on this vehicle. (Picture from TM 9-710 Basic Half-Track Vehicles (White, Autocar, and Diamond T).)

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81mm Mortar Carrier M21.

The frontward-firing mortar in this vehicle is located near the front of the passenger compartment, and a pedestal mount for a .50cal machine gun is at the extreme rear. The fuel tanks are located in the rear corners of the fighting compartment, and 81mm mortar bomb stowage is obvious throughout the passenger compartment. Bows for erecting the passenger compartment cover have been set up, and the mortar baseplate is stowed to the right of the rear door. (Picture from TM 9-710 Basic Half-Track Vehicles (White, Autocar, and Diamond T).)

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